Gathered collectively for the primary time on this seventh quantity of The Library of America’s definitive version of Philip Roth’s collected works is the acclaimed American Trilogy, a significant milestone in modern American literature. In American Pastoral (1997), Swede Levov is wrenched from the tranquility of his home life and into the turbulent 1960s by his cherished daughter, an antiwar terrorist. I Married a Communist (1998), a narrative of betrayal set in America’s anti-Communist 1940s, recounts the rise and fall of radio star Ira Ringold, uncovered by his spouse as “an American taking his orders from Moscow.” The Human Stain (2000) is ready in 1998, when America is whipped right into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president; in a small New England faculty city an growing old classics professor, Coleman Silk, is compelled to retire when his colleagues decree that he’s a racist. The cost is a lie, however the true reality about Silk would astonish his most virulent accuser.
Philip Roth is the one dwelling novelist whose works are being collected within the Library of America collection. The nine-volume version will likely be accomplished in 2013, for Roth’s 80th birthday.
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